Dean Cox served in the United States Army during the Second World War. He landed with the first contingent of troops in Belfast on 26th January 1942.
Dean Cox served in the United States Army during the Second World War. He hailed from the U.S.A.
Cox arrived in Northern Ireland on 26th January 1942 aged 25 years old as part of the first contingent of American troops. Along with fellow soldier Joseph Hernandez, he praised the British Army’s smartness and courtesy to a reporter from the Londonderry Sentinel newspaper:
You can’t beat them for trying to make one feel at home. It was grand getting on dry land again, and then to get such a friendly reception.